Real science from real scientists, writers, communicators, artists & clinicians. This week: ecosystems modeller Helen Metcalfe | @hmetcalfe1
@peopleprimate Even if it's outside your research area/specialism, it's so interesting to get an insight into the ways we interact with primates and other wildlife. Even if you live in a massive, built up city, you will no doubt come into contact with animals (squirrels, pigeons, etc)...
I considered majoring in Cognitive Science for a hot sec which was a combination of bio, psych, computer sci & philosophy courses. But I didn't like that it didn't seem to go into depth in any so I went with human biology as my major instead.
I just had an awesome experience at Eastgate in Chapel Hill, NC. Caleb has a degree in zoology and asks his customers what their favorite animal is. He gives them facts while completing their orders! Thanks for making my day, Caleb!!! cc
Here's a thread on basic tips to help improve your next science figure! 📝 (ie common mistakes I see). It'll cover: 1) Contrast (color value) ⬛️⬜️ 2) Color (it’s a tool, not decoration!) 🌈 3) Fonts 🔤 4) Image Resolution 📷 5) Spacing / margins 📐 6) By request! 💡
We assume everyone pulls the same weight in service and mentoring. But do we ever really check? UMass did. They found distinct diffs
I believe that the current system of scholarly publishing is one reason for a widespread lack of trust in science